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    Work Mats under my Wedding Steps

    I read where someone was using the foam work mats under their ladder and a light bulb went off. I have wedding cake steps and currently use a shower stall liner, which works fine. However, I would like to raise my steps, to help the handrail line up with the deck better. Any issue with using these foam mats for that purpose? I would place them under the steps. I'm talking about the cheaper 2' x 2' foam mats that interlock. They usually sell them in packs of 4, 8, etc.
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    Re: Work Mats under my Wedding Steps

    I guess you get to be the first to test it and find out. Take lots of pictures and document things.

    I wonder if there isn;t a way to leave some gaps to allow better water circulation behind the steps?
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    Re: Work Mats under my Wedding Steps

    The steps are a few inches away fromthe pool wall. I also drilled 3" hole in various places to assist with circulation.
    18' AG pool, 7,646 gallons, Sun from 11:30AM-2PM.
    Pentair Dynamo 1hp pump, Intermatic Timer (6/17)
    Pentair Sand dollar filter - 100lbs, 35gpm
    Pentair Lil' Shark cleaner, TF-100 Kit
    Raypak 206A 200K, BTU gas (6/17)

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    Re: Work Mats under my Wedding Steps

    Before I put them in the pool, I would take a bucket, add bleach to it until it is the same strength as your pool, and stick a mat in it for a week or two, just to see how it reacts. Not all rubber is the same. Some gets very crumbly in Cl - rather that happen in a bucket, than in your pool.

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